Sprinter Sacre is the value bet. He made serious errors when defeating Un De Sceaux to regain his crown and he is a lot better than that. The Mullins yard think Douvan is the best horse in the yard and he may well be good enough but I would rather side with the best chaser since Arkle. Moscow Flyer came back at the age of 11 and Sprinter Sacre although Sprinetr Scare might not be at his best he will probably be better next season than he was this season. He is a very formidable horse and if he doesn't win he'll probably be second as the only possible threat is Douvan. He's a sound bet at the prices- there's nothing else and 5/1 is a good prie in what could be a two horse race. Yes he could get injured but then so could Douvan then 5/1 could look silly.
Grade One Chase over 2 miles of the Old Course. Speed jumping at its best. One mistake could cost a horse the race.
2016 Champion Chase winner Sprinter Sacre
Champion Chase Trends
had their last run that year
had run 2 or 3 times since November 1st
had won a race since November 1st
were rated 164 or higher
won their last completed start
were aged 7 or older
Queen Mother Chase - Trends Analysis
Seven of the last ten winners have returned an SP of 5/1 or shorter indicates that this race has been an excellent race for punters with only the 16/1 win of Newmill in 2006 a relative shock.
Queen Mother Champion Chase Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
N De Boinville
S Twiston Davies
Sire De Grugy
H De Bromhead
Voy Por Ustedes
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davidg3907 likes the chances of Sprinter Sacre regaining his Champion Chase crown:
"He has improved with every run since his comeback and is now attempting to regain a crown he didn't really lose. His forte has always been the bravery, speed and accuracy of his jumping. This could again cause problems for inexperienced or less fluent rivals if the ground lets him get into top gear."